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Stacey Gilman’s practice focuses on intellectual property, business litigation, professional liability, and other complex commercial matters. For more than twenty years, she has successfully represented clients in complex and high-profile disputes, including trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, restrictive covenant, cybersquatting, advertising, unfair competition and class action matters, just to name a few.  Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by her peers, Stacey has extensive trial and arbitration experience in state, federal and international tribunals.

Whether Stacey’s client is a Fortune 500 company, a small business or an individual, Stacey personifies Berkowitz Oliver’s people-first philosophy by staying accessible and prioritizing her clients’ goals at every juncture. Her longstanding relationships with clients who routinely turn to her not only as trial counsel but also for day-to-day and pre-suit legal advice, are a testament to the care and consideration she gives every case entrusted to her.

A former newspaper editor, Stacey continues to publish work on intellectual property, the Freedom of Information Act, and notable developments in the law. She also dedicates her time to several non-profit organizations benefitting children’s causes.

Key Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in Lanham Act litigation concerning national ad campaigns by one of the client’s largest competitors.
  • Represented multinational companies in ongoing strategic monitoring and litigation matters regarding trademark and advertising issues, as well as WIPO domain name arbitrations.
  • Represented “Big Four” accounting firms, CPAs, tax professionals and other financial service providers in numerous disputes ranging from multimillion-dollar contract and tort claims to professional liability arbitrations.
  • Represented inventors in connection with theft of intellectual property by one of the world’s largest consumer products companies.
  • Represented a publicly-traded company with multibillion-dollar annual sales in class-action antitrust litigation.
  • Represented a global family of insurance companies in federal and state lawsuits ranging from coverage to tort, contract and complex business actions.
  • Represented internet service provider in celebrity right of publicity and trademark suit.
  • Represented national broker/dealers, financial advisers and individual brokers in sales practice arbitrations, lawsuits and regulatory matters.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1996), cum laude
    • Associate Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
    • Campbell Moot Court
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1993), magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Golden Key International Honour Society

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court-Southern District of Callifornia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Bar Jurisdictions

  • California, 1996
  • Missouri, 2004
  • Kansas, 2005

Professional Memberships/Community Involvement

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • Spofford Home/Cornerstones of Care
  • Family Conservancy
  • The Discovery Playce

Publications & Presentations

Distinctions

  • Missouri “Super Lawyer” in business litigation
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation